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Mar 15, 2019 12:44:42   #
wittystitches
 
The Reader wrote:
I really enjoyed the Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor. His characters are just so delightful and I would love to meet them all in their lovely little village. Same for Jan Karon and her books.

I would recommend that you read the first book in the series as the same characters are mentioned in several of the books.


I read The Irish Country Doctor and meant to pursue the series but other books intervened...thanks for jogging my memory. As you say, just delightful.
 
Mar 15, 2019 12:45:55   #
beanscene (a regular here)
 
wittystitches wrote:
I read The Irish Country Doctor and meant to pursue the series but other books intervened...thanks for jogging my memory. As you say, just delightful.


It’s on my list too!
Mar 15, 2019 13:13:54   #
sdftrace
 
The Reader wrote:
I just finished Louise Penny’s latest “The Kingdom of the Blind.” I think it is her best work, and she has written quite a few. This book is in the Inspector Gamache series and I recommend that you start with her very first one of the series; that way you will become familiar with the characters and setting, both of which recur in subsequent books.


I do really like the Inspector Gamache series. Thank you for your recommendation on the latest by Louise Penny.
regards
Sandra
Mar 15, 2019 13:18:49   #
sdftrace
 
AuntieLoof wrote:
Enjoying Alexander McCall Smith's No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. Such a wonderful respite from a world going mad. We can all learn from Mma Precious Ramotswe.


Absolutely love this author's books.
I also enjoyed the tv series and unlike many tv series based on great, I consider it stayed true to the books and story lines.
Great to hear from you.
regards, Sandra
Mar 15, 2019 13:37:37   #
sdftrace
 
Just lost the post I was writing here !
So here goes - wow - thank you everyone for your posts and for all the new authors or new authors to this section ...
I've updated the authors' list linked directly to this section:

Anna Burns - new to Book Club
Rhys Bowen - on our All Authors' List
Louise Penny - on our All Authors' List, and on this linked page (pages here are 5 and 52)
Patrick Taylor - on our linked page at page 84 as well
Iain Banks and Iain M Banks - new to book Club
David Mitchell - on our All Authors' List
China Mieville - new to Book Club
Alexander McCall Smith - on our All Authors' List, and referenced to this page from earlier on pages 39 and 40

... just in case you wish to go back and see what has been recommended earlier. Hope that helps.
Thank you everyone.
Mar 15, 2019 13:39:28   #
beanscene (a regular here)
 
sdftrace wrote:
Just lost the post I was writing here !
So here goes - wow - thank you everyone for your posts and for all the new authors or new authors to this section ...
I've updated the authors' list linked directly to this section:

Anna Burns - new to Book Club
Rhys Bowen - on our All Authors' List
Louise Penny - on our All Authors' List, and on this linked page (pages here are 5 and 52)
Patrick Taylor - on our linked page at page 84 as well
Iain Banks and Iain M Banks - new to book Club
David Mitchell - on our All Authors' List
China Mieville - new to Book Club
Alexander McCall Smith - on our All Authors' List, and referenced to this page from earlier on pages 39 and 40

... just in case you wish to go back and see what has been recommended earlier. Hope that helps.
Thank you everyone.
Just lost the post I was writing here ! br So he... (show quote)


Thanks Sandra xxx
 
Mar 15, 2019 21:03:21   #
martina (a regular here)
 
Some of the authors I like that I couldn’t see on the new list are
Peter Robinson
Oliver Tidy
Chris Collett
Donna Leon
Larry Darter
Mar 15, 2019 21:36:18   #
wittystitches
 
Dirnaf wrote:
Have just read the updated authors list. Can I suggest three additional authors, please?

Iain Banks, who wrote novels under this name. If you are tender, I would suggest NOT starting with "The Wasp Factory". He also wrote scifi under Iain M Banks, so it's easier to pick between his genres. His scifi novels are called The Culture Books.

David Mitchell should definitely be on the list. Excellent novelist who builds an unusual time line into his works. His books are quite dense and require concentration and all are interlinked on certain levels, but are not sequential. His most famous is "Cloud Atlas" but I'd suggest not starting with that. I read "Black Swan Green" first and couldn't put it down.

The third author I'd like to recommend is China Mieville. Quirky writer who you will either love or hate.
Have just read the updated authors list. Can I sug... (show quote)


I've read a few by David Mitchell--really liked Cloud Atlas, loved The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, The Bone Clocks not so much. I'm familiar with Banks' name in sci fi but haven't read any. Melville is new to me, quirky can be good. I'll take a look. Thanks!
Mar 16, 2019 05:24:52   #
beanscene (a regular here)
 
wittystitches wrote:
I've read a few by David Mitchell--really liked Cloud Atlas, loved The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, The Bone Clocks not so much. I'm familiar with Banks' name in sci fi but haven't read any. Melville is new to me, quirky can be good. I'll take a look. Thanks!


I think you would like Iain Banks. I haven’t read any of his sci-fi as I recall but most of his other work. That said, I do get him confused with Ian McEwan.........!!

Quirky is indeed good and I would never have discovered Neil Gaiman if not for recommendations here!
Mar 17, 2019 10:32:19   #
sdftrace
 
Thank you everyone - will update asap.
Our whole internet system here went down a couple of days ago and we're only just up and running again.
Will definitely update authors' list very shortly.
thank you again ...
Mar 17, 2019 10:32:23   #
sdftrace
 
Thank you everyone - will update asap.
Our whole internet system here went down a couple of days ago and we're only just up and running again.
Will definitely update authors' list very shortly.
thank you again ...
 
Mar 18, 2019 12:22:09   #
sdftrace
 
Hi Everyone,
Sam2 has just posted the following recommendation which I'm copying here as you would not have had an email prompt. I will add this author to our linked list also.

"I just started reading this book after a friend highly recommended it to me. This book is fascinating. It’s an autobiography — part graphic novel, scrapbook, photo album. An easy read about a very difficult subject — Nora grew up in a small town in Germany long after WWII but the war still affects her life."

Here’s a preview: https://books.google.com/books/about/Belonging.html?id=S8NWDwAAQBAJ

Here’s some info about the book: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Belonging/Nora-Krug/9781476796628
Mar 18, 2019 12:28:57   #
sdftrace
 
Hi everyone
Another new topic - which members will not have had an email prompt for, so am copying everything here also:

"Where the crawdads sing" has been recommended by peacegoddess: Relatively new book. First novel by Delia Owens. Set in North Carolina during 50’s and 60’s. Really wonderful characters and writing. Hope someone has read it so we can discuss

I've added this author to our linked page.
A big thank you for this recommendation.
regards
sdftrace
Mar 18, 2019 13:26:28   #
sdftrace
 
martina wrote:
Some of the authors I like that I couldn’t see on the new list are
Peter Robinson
Oliver Tidy
Chris Collett
Donna Leon
Larry Darter


Hi Martina
Thank you for your recommendations, which I have added to our Authors' List which is linked to this page/section.
I've read quite a few of Peter Robinson's books and really enjoyed them.
Thank you again, and I'm sure others will be in touch with their comments and if they have read books by these authors.
kind regards
sdftrace
Mar 19, 2019 16:14:28   #
sdftrace
 
ChasingRainbows posted a new topic on main page, so am copying here. Thank you for your recommendations and links:

I just subscribed to this forum. I get newsletters from Early Bird Books and Book Bub sites. Early Bird Books is showing these biographies of women - some famous and some almost unheard of.

https://earlybirdbooks.com/biographies-of-famous-women?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The%20Reader%20Weekly%20Newsletter%202019-03-19&utm_term=EBB%20Reader
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